BMT Canarsie Line Car Delivery
In 1924, the BMT Canarsie line subway construction had progressed from 6th Avenue in Manhattan to Montrose Avenue in Brooklyn. As this section was totally isolated from the rest of the system, subway cars were delivered via a temporary ramp at Montrose Ave. and Bushwick Ave. in Brooklyn. A short temporary track ran on Montrose Ave. to the LIRR Bushwick Yard. The first of the cars were delivered by this ramp on June 18, 1924. Passenger service began on September 21, 1924. All photos on this page courtesy Frank Pfhuler.
Ramp from Montrose Ave into LIRR Montrose Yard at Bushwick Place. Click to enlarge.
View east on Montrose Ave toward Bushwick Place. Click to enlarge.
Rear view of car at top of ramp, northeast corner of Montrose & Bushwick. Click to enlarge.
View west on Montrose toward Bushwick, temporary track leads to LIRR Bushwick Yard. Building behind subway construction on right still exists. Click to enlarge.
View north on Bushwick Ave toward Montrose - planking over subway construction. LIRR Bushwick yard to the right down Montrose Ave. Click to enlarge.
Top of ramp at northeast corner of Bushwick & Montrose. Click to enlarge.
Top of the ramp at Montrose Ave. Click to enlarge.
View from middle of ramp at Bushwick & Montrose. Click to enlarge.
Inside the subway tunnel looking north (west) at car coming down ramp. Click to enlarge.
Inside the subway near Montrose Ave. station. Click to enlarge.